Going into a Monday night's matchup with the Washington Redskins, Brees trailed former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos great, Peyton Manning, by 201 yards for the most passing yards in National Football League history. He surpassed it in magnificent style in the first half of Monday Night's game, when he hit a wide open Tre'Quan Smith down the sideline for a deep touchdown. He also received a rather humorous congratulatory message from Peyton Manning telling him that he held the record for 1,000 days and those were the happiest 1,000 days of his life until Brees ruined it. So, thank you very much.
"Thanks to you, that's over now", Manning continued as the laughter erupted in the stands. "All your hard work and dedication has paid off".
"Drew, for 1,000 days I've held the record for all time passing yards in the NFL".
Brees is in his 18th season out of Purdue.
Strange Light in Sky Is A Rocket Launch
This marked the first time a Falcon 9 rocket had landed on the West Coast, and was SpaceX's 30th landing of a first stage overall. Minutes after launch, the rocket's second stage separated from the first-stage booster and continued rising spaceward.
The Saints, at coach Sean Payton's insistence, took a chance on Brees in 2006, and the payoff has been extraordinary.
Drew Brees is the NFL's all-time passer. Brees will go down as one of the best quarterbacks EVER to play the game.
The game featured other touches meant to honor Brees.
Monday night was special for Drew Brees.
Brees finished 26 of 29 for 363 yards with a total of three touchdowns, bringing New Orleans to four wins and one loss this season so far.